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Oil Drilling

The Importance of Impossible Ambitions

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Thinking back to a few of the most memorable environmental campaign victories from my own experience, it's fair to say that had they not been won, the world would be even closer to -- perhaps already beyond -- a catastrophic tipping point.

Grassroots Activism: The Core of the Environmental Movement

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

According to the natural gas industry, there are more than 350,000 conventional oil and gas wells that have been drilled in Pennsylvania.

North And South America Could Become Major Oil Players

The Washington Post | JUAN FORERO | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

LOMA LA LATA, Argentina — In a desertlike stretch of scrub grass and red buttes, oil companies are punching holes in the ground in search of what mi...

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.

"Drill, baby, drill" Is Coming to Indian Country

Tim Giago | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

The oil impact prompted Hall to ask Congress for housing to support a new health facility, funds to address the severe damage that oil and gas development has caused to the roads on the reservation.

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

Murkowski Offers Obamas Milkshakes In Exchange For Frank Discussion

Fuel Fix | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has invited President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a milkshake to discuss producing oil in the Arctic National W...

Drilling Our Atlantic Coast

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Some of the most mysterious and enthralling places on Earth may be next in line for oil and gas drilling.

Newt Gingrich: Obama Gets No Credit For Increased Domestic Oil Production

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has made gas prices a focus of his campaign in recent weeks, promising to lower prices to $2.50 a gallon if he is e...

A Dangerous Gamble in the Arctic

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

The Arctic recently sent a strong warning that hubris has no place in one of the world's most challenging, high-stakes environments. Shell Oil, which is ready to take a dangerous drilling gamble in the Arctic's icy waters, should take note.

The Idea That Drilling Can Cure Unemployment Is A Joke

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

To be a modern Republican in good standing, you have to believe — or pretend to believe — in two miracle cures for whatever ails the economy: more...

Obama Hits Back At GOP Presidential Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

LARGO, Md. -- Vigorously defending his policies, President Barack Obama ridiculed critics of renewable energy sources Thursday, calling them naysayers...

The Politics of Petroleum Prices and Our Energy Future

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

While energy policy does not require deep, philosophical analysis, it does require us to do more than pander about price and pretend that more drilling will really make a difference.

Michael McAuliff

Obama: Republicans 'Not Telling You The Truth' On Gas Prices | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who claim a lack of oil drilling is to blame for spiking gasoline prices are either dumb or dishonest, President Barack Obama arg...

GOP Deceptions About Gas Prices

Aaron Belkin | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Sure, another pipeline here and offshore rig there will enable us to ignore our addiction for a few more years, but if the Republicans really want to avoid returning to Bush-era gas prices over the long term, they need to support policies that address demand, not just supply.

House Transportation Bill Would Worsen Traffic

Rob Perks | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Rob Perks

In their "Pledge to America," after taking control of the House, the GOP promised it would not package unpopular legislation with must-pass bills. They've done the exact opposite with the Transportation Bill.

Arctic Oil Drilling Threatens Polar Bear Birthing Grounds

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Should we believe the industry that brought us Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon that oil blowouts can be contained and controlled in the frigid oceans of the arctic?

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

The Bob & Chez Show 1/27/12

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.28.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week's topics of discussion include: the State of the Union; Ron Paul's homophobia; GOP debates; all of the above energy policy; assaulting public figures; and other issues.

Sassy Alaskan Lawmaker Says Central Park Should Be A Wildlife Refuge

Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

An Alaskan official-- irritated at pesky, state's-rights-hating lower-48ers attempting to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge...

'Green News Report' - January 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rick Santor...

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots over ...

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back!...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: M...